The New Development Bank was formalised at the just concluded meeting of the leaders of the BRICS nations in Fortaleza in Brazil this week. The location is to be Shanghai. The more appropriate and natural choice for locating the bank would have been Mumbai. There are several reasons why
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Manjeet Kripalani is the former India Bureau chief of Businessweek magazine. During her extensive career in journalism (BusinessWeek, Worth and Forbes magazines), she has won several awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award, the George Polk Award, Overseas Press Club and Daniel Pearl Awards. Kripalani was the 2006-07 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, which inspired her to found Gateway House. Her political career spans being the deputy press secretary to Steve Forbes during his first run in 1995-96 as Republican candidate for US President, to being press secretary for the Lok Sabha campaign for independent candidate Meera Sanyal in 2008. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from Bombay University and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University. She sits on the board of the International Centre for Journalists, the Overseas Press Club, and the Indian Liberal Group, which are all non-profit organizations.
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Last modified: July 18, 2014
Professor Madhav Nalapat, the director of the School of Geopolitics at Manipal University talks of the Wahhabi winter sweeping West Asia. In an interview to Manjeet Kripalani, Co-founder, Gateway House, he speaks of the need to include regional experts and religious leaders to deal with its impact on India
For too long, India's intellectual elite and foreign policy establishment have ignored economic statecraft, focusing instead on the immediacy of security and political diplomacy. Now with Narendra Modi, a focused push to gain lost ground seems likely - and Indian business can play a vital role.
Professor M.D. Nalapat, Director, Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University talks about India’s foreign policy in the Modi era. In an interview to Gateway House, he says that as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be pragmatic in his dealings with the U.S. and China and will focus on creating harmony in Asia
Be it Benaras which is gearing up for the most crucial battle between BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and the Aam Aadmi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal, or Bihar and U.P. where people are yearning for the ‘Gujarat model’, this election is focusing on some of the substantive issues that impact India
India’s political and economic future will be determined over the next few weeks. Gateway House recommends a priority diplomacy agenda for the next government – one which puts economics at the heart of our foreign policy
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The Pioneer published Gateway House's Neelam Deo and Manjeet Kripalani's article on the recent moves by the U.S. which is alienating countries in South Asia
Following Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade’s expulsion, ties between India and the U.S. have hit a new low. This comes at a time when the two countries should be working closely to address the changing security matrix in Asia
Trade and investment over acrimony with India is the dominant sentiment in Pakistan, as was evident at a recent conference in Lahore. Gateway House’s Manjeet Kripalani blogs about how the Pakistani people are looking for ways to reconcile with their neighbour and be part of a South Asian Century
In India, there are some powerful forces now in play in the election-bound states – and the 2014 general elections. Manjeet Kripalani, who toured the states during the polls, blogs about the increasing focus on issues such as job creation, sanitation, nutritious food, and technological innovation, among the electorate